Spectrum join Changing Lives as new providers for York Drug & Alcohol service

Spectrum Community Health will join national charity Changing Lives as the new providers of drug and alcohol services in York from 1 June. Spectrum and Changing Lives are already working in partnership on substance misuse services in North Yorkshire and will now take over drug and alcohol services in York, commissioned by the City of […]

International Nurses Day 2017

Each year, 12 May marks International Nurses Day – a day which commemorates the birth of Florence Nightingale and celebrates the hard work of nurses across the world. The work of our nurses supports Spectrum’s core services in the community and in the health and justice system, providing key patient care across a broad range […]

Mental Health Awareness Week 2017

From 8-14th  May, Spectrum is supporting Mental Health Awareness Week. This year’s theme, “Surviving or Thriving?” invites us to consider a wider understanding of mental wellbeing. This week, we’ll be spreading the message on social media about good mental health and sharing helpful tips you can follow at home and at work – including easy […]

Spectrum joins the Wakefield Community Safety Partnership

Spectrum’s Andy Simms has been appointed by Nova to take up the role of third sector representative at the Wakefield Community Safety Partnership (CSP). Building on Andy’s existing role as a Community Development Practitioner, Andy will support the CSP’s commitment and focus on crime prevention, tackling antisocial behaviour and safeguarding vulnerable people to create safer […]

Sign up for the Dolly Parton Imagination Library

Spectrum is working in partnership with Wakefield Council to launch a free book-gifting scheme for families in Airedale and Ferry Fryston on 3 May. The ‘Dolly Parton Imagination Library’ will launch at Airedale Library on Wednesday 3 May, where eligible families can sign up to receive one free book per month for their baby until […]

Ageing Well Roadshows launch in Wakefield

Older residents in Wakefield will receive a wealth of tips and advice on staying well in later life through a series of ‘ageing well’ events in May. Spectrum Community Health has joined Age UK Wakefield District and WDH to launch roadshows promoting healthier lifestyles in later life, including advice and information on gentle exercise, nutrition, […]

Spectrum’s Linda treks to Everest

Spectrum’s Chief Executive, Dr Linda Harris, is setting off on a 12-day trekking adventure in April to Mount Everest Base Camp, to raise funds for our charity, Spectrum People. The strenuous 120km journey will take Linda and her family deep into the beautiful Himalayan landscape, hiking through mountainside villages and ancient monasteries on the way to […]

Alcohol Liaison Service welcomes Yvette Cooper MP

Yvette Cooper MP paid a visit to Spectrum’s Alcohol Liaison Service on Friday 24 March to learn more about our work supporting hospital patients in Wakefield. Spectrum’s Alcohol Liaison Service (ALS), based in Pinderfields Hospital, provides tailored support for patients who arrive in Pinderfields with alcohol-related illness and injury. Established in 2013, the service has […]

Spectrum makes the shortlist for the Patient Safety Awards

It’s awards season for Spectrum – and we’re kicking off spring in style with three shortlisted entries for the Patient Safety Awards. Spectrum’s Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) team has been chosen as a finalist in the Learning Disabilities category for their innovative sex education programme, which supports students to develop a better understanding of […]

Spectrum attends the Wakefield District Frailty and Resilience Conference

Spectrum’s Alcohol Liaison Service (ALS) will join Age UK Wakefield District and other local healthcare partners at the Frailty and Resilience Conference on 16 March. Led by Age UK Wakefield District, this year’s Conference aims to encourage discussion of issues surrounding frailty, particularly the recognition of frailty as a long-term condition affecting people in later […]